Wednesday, 30 December 2009
This evening I reached 201 shop hearts in my Etsy shop. Thank you very much to those who have hearted my work. It means a lot!
I've been hard at work on some new designs for 2010. I created about four pages of doodles the other day so I've been going through them to see what works. Most of them are large motifs so I may be able to make them into chokers. I've already given you a glimpse of one of my new ideas (the tudor tatting prototype from two posts back). I hope to create others similar to this. Watch this space!
Wednesday, 23 December 2009
This will probably be my last blog for a few days. I'm thinking of doing a blog post for my favourite films of the year sometime next week. Stay tuned for that!
Have a very merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Thank you for following this blog. It's nice to know there are people interested in my thoughts. I've only been doing this for a couple of months but I've made some great friends already :)
Tuesday, 22 December 2009
What do you think? I've attached it to a sheer organza black ribbon. I'm tempted to tat an extra ring at the top right and left to make the sides more rigid but I'll have to think about that. The great thing about tatting is that it is so light, so even though this motif is quite large, it still weights next to nothing.
I'm trying some new thread out at the moment and if it works I might even do this in that colour. This is another thing to think about.
I'll continue creating things tomorrow. Enjoy the snow if you have it.
Monday, 21 December 2009
Thursday, 17 December 2009
Tuesday, 15 December 2009
The inner motif:-
I had the idea a few months back for a small motif. This started as a doodle and when I tatted it up the design worked first time. This motif became my Elizabeth pendant and necklace (I already have a few colour variations of this in my Etsy shop). I then thought I could go further with this pattern and soon realised I could do an outer layer. I decided to add some floating rings to the four outer chains. Here is a quarter of this inner motif:
As you can see in the picture I'm using two different reds. I'm thinking of adding another colour to the outer layer but more on that later. For those eagle-eyed people amongst you, yes the bottom colour is new. I received this gorgeous colour (I believe it is called claret) yesterday. I really like how it looks against the other red.
Once I knew the two colours would go together, I continued tatting and have now completed the inner motif. Here it is:
I grabbed a treasury spot earlier on today. It's called 'Gorgeous Browns' and ends Friday. Enjoy!
Sunday, 13 December 2009
Saturday, 12 December 2009
Thursday, 10 December 2009
Wednesday, 9 December 2009
Monday, 7 December 2009
I've been thinking of ideas for new designs and I hope to tat some of them later on in the week. When I do I'll probably post the pics on flickr and some on here. I'm also thinking of buying some new colours of cotton thread soon so expect more versions of my designs soon!
I've been included in a beautiful treasury entitled 'Black and Pine' by Yael Berger of The Joy Of Color (ends tomorrow). I really love this collection of items. Check it out! Thank you Yael!
Friday, 4 December 2009
Another thing happened yesterday - I found I was in two treasuries. Yay! I've never been in more than one at a time so it's quite exciting. The first one is entitled 'Purple Dandelion'. It expires early tomorrow morning so you will have to be quick if you would like to have a look. Here's the link.
Thank you very much to the wonderful Amy of AREjewellery. Check her shop out!
The next one comes from Margaret of MissElany (a fellow Craft Britannia team member). Check out this bright treasury (ends Saturday):
Wednesday, 2 December 2009
I'm still running around like a headless chicken for this craft fair I'm attending (I've put the details up on the right hand side of this blog). Don't worry, I won't be closing my shop on Saturday! I've been creating items specifically for this fair and whatever doesn't sell will be listed on Etsy over the weekend. I'm so looking forward to it but I'm also quite nervous as this is my first one.
Have a great day,
Tuesday, 1 December 2009
Firstly, I really enjoyed doing the sale over the weekend. It was a great experience and I had a sale out of it. Yay! I might even do one again but not for a bit.
I'd like to announce that I shall have a stall this Saturday, 5th December, at St. Leonard's Social Centre (opposite St. Leonard's Church) in Deal, Kent for their Cristmas Craft Fair. It starts at 10am and ends at 2pm. This is my first fair so I'm really excited. At the moment I seem to be running round like a headless chicken trying to make sure I have everything. If you are in the area on Saturday, pop in. There will be loads of stalls selling paintings, cakes, handmade crafts and so on. There will be a raffle, tombola and also face painting. It should be a fun day.
Next, I'd like to say a big thank you to CJ Grand of The Grand Design. She is a fellow Metaphysical Etsy Team member who has featured me on her blog over the weekend. Take a look. As usual I've also put a link on the left. She makes the most amazing jewellery in her Etsy shop. Check it out!
I managed to grab a treasury spot last night. It is entitled 'Elegance All Around' and ends Thurday. Have a look.
Monday, 30 November 2009
In the mean time I'd like to say that my Sale is still going on in my Etsy shop. 20% OFF throughout my entire store. Hurry, sale ends tonight!
Have a lovely day, speak more tomorrow,
Friday, 27 November 2009
Thursday, 26 November 2009
I'm having a 20% off Sale in my Etsy shop starting tomorrow and ending on Monday 30th. This is my first major sale so I'm really looking forward to it. I think I'll blog tomorrow morning with any details I have forgotton to mention at the moment. I'd also like to take this opportunity so say that if you are outside of the UK and would like your order by Christmas, the cut-off date is December 1st. If you live in the UK the cut-off date is December 15th.
Today I have listed the Katarina bridal necklace I mentioned last night. It is located here.
Wednesday, 25 November 2009
Monday, 23 November 2009
I've also been tatting a prototype today for a Medieval/Renaissance-style necklace / choker. At the moment I can't decide whch period it fits into as it seems to go across several eras. This motif is quite large so it may take a white to tat up. I shall keep you updated on my progress.
That's all for today, more tomorrow.
Saturday, 21 November 2009
Friday, 20 November 2009
That's pretty much it for today. I shall blog when I list the new bracelet.
Thursday, 19 November 2009
Speaking of seed beads, I've finished off the bracelet I mentioned yesterday. I hope to list it soon. I really like this pattern and might do it in different colours. I'll blog when it is up.
I was so busy last night I forgot to mention that I had bagged a treasury. It ends tomorrow morning. This one is entitled 'Gothic Reds'. When I do a treasury, the theme seems to nearly always be gothic. I really do love dark elegant items. It's difficult to explain why but I suppose it's in my nature. It's part of who I am. Anyway have a look at these fantastic Etsians. Here's a screen grab of it.
Wednesday, 18 November 2009
I love this design. It's so simple yet effective and looks great in different colours. I might do a black version next to match the black pendant.
Today has also been spent finishing off a gothic bracelet. I have used quite a few seed beads in this design. It took ages to tat up but it was fun to do and I love the result. I shall photograph it tomorrow and have it listed by Friday.
That's all for today, blog more tomorrow.
Tuesday, 17 November 2009
Monday, 16 November 2009
Today I have been working on two bracelets. These use the design of my Katarina pendant. One is complete and shall be listed tomorrow. The other one I am two thirds of the way through and shall be listed on Wednesday.
I have been included in a treasury. Margaret aka MissElany has created one featuring UK people. Check it out (it's open till Wednesday).
Friday, 13 November 2009
Thursday, 12 November 2009
That's it really. Sorry for the small blog post, I hope to have more to say tomorrow.
Wednesday, 11 November 2009
We didn't catch any more mice today which is good but we will keep baiting the trap just incase there are more.
I shall blog again tomorrow.
Tuesday, 10 November 2009
Monday, 9 November 2009
Friday, 6 November 2009
Thursday, 5 November 2009
On another note I have been rearranging some bits on my blog. I've added a few flickr links and just done a bit of general tidying up. I hope to include more buttons and the like in the next few days.
This evening I found some time to pick up a book. I've decided to start reading The Princess Bride. I first saw the film last Easter and immediately loved it but i've only recently been able to buy it. I hope it's as good as the film. I shall blog again tomorrow.
Wednesday, 4 November 2009
And here is part two. He really is an incredibly talented artist who deserves to be heard.
I'll get on with that tatting tomorrow. Blog more tomorrow.
Tuesday, 3 November 2009
I have tatted up a gothic version of my Mystica pendant. I shall take pictures tomorrow and then list it on Etsy. After that I shall probably get on with making a bracelet. I had an idea for a choker this afternoon but it shall have to be put aside for the moment as I need to order some ribbon for the design.
That's all for the moment. Blog more tomorrow.
Monday, 2 November 2009
I was able to tat up part of a bracelet that matches my black Christina pendant but then I made a mistake. Oh well that's life! Tomorrow I shall try again and, hopefully, this time round it will work porperly. I'm now off to watch Flashforward. I shall blog more tomorrow.
Saturday, 31 October 2009
Apologies for the lack of a blog yeterday, I was tatting all day and then ended up watching the first few episodes of the new series of 24. I love that show and every time a series is released we always end up watching it within a few days!
I managed to list some items on Etsy yesterday. I finished off my gothic pendant and also another bridal pendant. Here is the gothic version of Katherine. It took quite a long time to tat up due to the 35 seed beads but I love the result. I shall blog again on Monday.
Thursday, 29 October 2009
Monday, 26 October 2009
The other pendant is called Christina. I had the idea at the end of last week. After doing a prototype I felt it needed something extra so I added three glass teardrop beads to the bottom. It gives it that extra medieval feel. I hope you like them.
Saturday, 24 October 2009
A wonderful thing happened on Twitter yesterday. I started following Yours Truli, the creator of vintage style jewellery, who then gave me a #FollowFriday link. It was a nice surprise and I thank you for it. I've put her blog on the left and her main website on the right. Check her out, her creations are beautiful.
Today saw the start of filming for the pilot of HBO's Game Of Thrones. Being completely obsessed with these books I immediately went on twitter as soon as I got up this morning. I soon found fan pictures of the crew setting up. It's wonderful that it has finally started. If you like your medieval fantasy books, I'd strongly reccommend you look at Winter Is Coming (this blog is on the left). All the fan info has been pulled together and hopefully we will get some more updates soon. I cannot tell you how exciting this is! Anyway before I start going on about this too much, I will leave it there and blog on Monday.
Thursday, 22 October 2009
Well that's it for today. I shall blog more tomorrow and hopefully include a link to the treasury.
Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Hopefully I shall add some more tomorrow.
Tuesday, 20 October 2009